Last updated: September 7, 2016
Updated roundup of research on climate-change risks and the regions and groups most threatened by them, attempts to mitigate these risks, and adaptive efforts for coastal regions.
Last updated: December 29, 2015
2015 study from the University of Iowa published in Nature Climate Change examining long-term trends in the frequency and intensity of flood events in the central United States.
Last updated: May 28, 2015
2015 study from the U.S. Geological Survey examining trends in pesticide traces found in waterways across the country and effects on aquatic life and human health.
Last updated: April 29, 2015
2014 and 2009 studies from U.C. Riverside, Yale and the Harvard Kennedy School on the relative merits of policies to encourage efficient use of scarce water resources.
Last updated: April 14, 2015
2014 study from Cornell, the University of Arizona and the U.S. Geological Survey on the risk of multi-decade droughts in the context of ongoing climate change.
Last updated: November 14, 2014
2014 review of scientific literature on potential health and environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to extract natural gas and shale oil.
Last updated: September 11, 2013
2013 study on how the water supply and management strategies of four cities in the U.S. and Australia have evolved over time.
Last updated: May 28, 2013
2013 selection of recent research on the effects of climate change on the built environment and how individuals and communities can best adapt.
Last updated: April 9, 2013
2013 study published in PNAS on the rate and type of land conversion in the corn-growing areas of the Midwest and the impacts on erosion, wildlife and watersheds.